Applications now open for UMD’s 3rd annual Summer Field School in Guatemala

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Feb 052018
 
Applications are now open for the University of Maryland’s 3rd annual Summer Field School in Guatemala, from May 26th, 2018 to June 24th, 2018. The field school brings students and faculty to Guatemala for a month long trip including two weeks of intensive Kaqchikel language classes and two weeks devoted to research (primarily … [read more] “Applications now open for UMD’s 3rd annual Summer Field School in Guatemala”

BCGL 10

 Posted by on 12/04/2017  Comments Off on BCGL 10
Dec 042017
 
I’ll be presenting at the 10th Brussels Conference on Generative Linguistics (BCGL 10) in Belgium. (This year’s theme: “The morphology and semantics of person and number.”) More details will be posted on my Talks & Handouts page. The title of my presentation is: “Assessing the morphosemantic program for phi-features: the prospects of a cross-modularly stable representation.” UPDATE: You can download my slides  … [read more] “BCGL 10”

“What the PCC tells us about ‘abstract’ agreement, head movement, and locality” — accepted for publication in Glossa

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Nov 052017
 
My paper, “What the PCC tells us about ‘abstract’ agreement, head movement, and locality,” has been accepted for publication in Glossa. This is a more detailed version of work I presented in talks at NELS 46, ZAS, and Stanford. You can read more about this … [read more] ““What the PCC tells us about ‘abstract’ agreement, head movement, and locality” — accepted for publication in Glossa

New squib: “The Agreement Theta Generalization

 Posted by on 06/22/2017  Comments Off on New squib: “The Agreement Theta Generalization
Jun 222017
 
A new squib, co-written with Maria Polinsky, is available here. (This work began as Section 7 of the unpublished manuscript “Agreement and semantic concord: a spurious unification,” but has now been expanded into a standalone squib.) You can read more about this project on my research page, or simply … [read more] “New squib: “The Agreement Theta Generalization””

Slides for “Mythbusting words”

 Posted by on 05/23/2017  Comments Off on Slides for “Mythbusting words”
May 232017
 
Here are some slides from a talk I gave for the general public as part of the 2017 LING commencement at the University of Maryland. The topic of the talk is how there’s no such thing as “words” (borrowing heavily from the work of Alec Marantz and of Heidi Harley).

Short new paper with a long title

 Posted by on 05/20/2017  Comments Off on Short new paper with a long title
May 202017
 
There’s an edited volume set to come out in honor of the 60th anniversary of Chomsky’s (1957) Syntactic Structures. I’ve written a short paper for this collection, titled “Back to the Future: Non-generation, filtration, and the heartbreak of interface-driven minimalism.” The paper is mostly just a handy summary of some … [read more] “Short new paper with a long title”